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 Astroimaging of Planets

 

Daytime Venus
This daytime photo of a waning Venus was taken by my daughter Sarah and me using her 4.5"
dobsonian telescope and our Nikon Coolpix 4300. It was imaged at the point of maximum
(visible) brightness.

 

 

Io Transits Jupiter
As Jupiter rotates & Ganymede's orbital distance increases (top left), Io (lower right) crosses
in front of the gas giant. Once Io is lost in the planets reflection it's shadow comes into view.
This animation is composed of 24 images taken over 47 minutes
with a Nikon Coolpix 4300 through a 25mm eyepiece in the LX200.

 

 

Jupiter
Io appears at the lower right as another of Jupiter's moons,
Ganymede, casts its shadow on the planet at the upper left.
(LX200 with Nikon Coolpix 4300)

 

 
Saturn

Saturn
(sum of 3 images. LX-200 and Nikon Coolpix 4300)

 

 
Mars

Mars near closest approach.
Forty one stacked images.
(Eyepiece projection with 32mm Televue, 8" LX-200 and Casio QV-8000 SX)
Collaborative effort with John.

 
Mars

Mars
Thirty nine stacked images.
(Eyepiece projection with 32mm Televue, 8" LX-200 and Casio QV-8000 SX)
Collaborative effort with John and Russ.


Saturn
A .001 sec image taken with the SBIG ST-7E camera on the LX-200. A mask was used the reduce the
aperture size and prevent overexposure. A barlow lens increased the image size.


Jupiter

Jupiter
A 0.10 second image taken with the SBIG ST-7E camera and the LX-200.
A mask was used to reduce the aperture and a barlow to increase the image size.



Mars

Mars
 Russ and I imaged this using eyepiece projection with a Televue 32mm on the LX-200.
     Sum of seven 1/45 sec. exposures on a Casio QV-8000 SX digital camera.


 

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